Page from Doodles at Dinner by Deborah Zemke
The picture above is from a coloring book meant to be used as a place mat. This paper is actually a little smaller than the picture frame paper but the weight is about the same. I'm sharing this so you can see there isn't much difference in buying a paper pad designated for place settings vs. a drawing pad.
To finish off the place setting, take a couple colored pencils or crayons and secure them with ribbon. Then just tuck in a name tag. The colored pencils don't have to be fancy either. I used these twig pencils because that's what we had laying around the house. Good old fashioned crayons will work fine.
*Other idea - line the table with craft paper for drawing. This is always a crowd-pleaser. It's not everyday that one gets to draw directly on the table.